After Warner Bros. put the film in turnaround, Netflix is getting behind Death Note, which it to be directed by Adam Wingard.
Wingard has been on a tear after helming the micro-indie Pop Skull, having got behind the camera for my A Horrible Way to Die, Bloody Disgusting’s V/H/S and V/H/S/2 as well as You’re Next, The Guest and Cinemax’s upcoming “Outcast”.
Actress-singer Margaret Qualley (pictured below) is starring opposite male lead Nat Wolff.
“The story follows a student who discovers a mysterious notebook that kills whomever’s name is written in it. When the student meets the notebook’s previous owner, a demon bent on ridding the world of anyone it deems evil or useless, he ends up tracked by an Interpol officer investigating the unexplainable deaths of several criminals.“
Wingard is directing with a script by Jeremy Slater (Fantastic Four). Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Jason Hoffs and Masi Oka are producing, with Doug Davison and Brian Witten executive producing.
Filming begins this June.